Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is riding heavy duty bicycles off-road in very rough terrain. All questions concerning competition, bicycle brands and equipment can be found here.

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Bicycles
Mountain Biking

What is the best crank size for your mountain bike?

Extensive research has shown that there is surprisingly little difference in rider performance between different crank lengths. The most common crank size is 175 mm, and unless you hve a specific issue with thet there is very little to gain by swapping it out.

Or are you actually asking about suggestions for crank/chain ring sizes - tooth counts?

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Skiing
Mountain Biking

Difference between ski goggles and mountain bike goggles?

The difference is the purpose they are used for. Ski goggles are obviously used for skiing while mountain bike goggles are used for cycling. Ski goggles have features and technology to withstand extreme wind, snow, and sun reflection during skiing while mountain bike goggles are not made for extreme situations such as strong wind, snow, and sun reflection in skiing.

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Motocross
Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing
BMX Bicycles
Mountain Biking

Differences between mountain bike and dirt bike?

a dirt bike has a motor

mountain biking is arguably more "connected" to the trail and nature. it can also require much more excercise.

a mountain bike is much lighter, and has less suspension travel

dirt bikes are also more expensive, and require fuel

decent dirt bike price= very good mountain bike price

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Bicycles
Malaysia
Cycling
Specialty Travel
Mountain Biking

Where are the best places to go mountain biking in Malaysia?

F.R.I.M (Forest Research Institute of Malaysia) has a couple of intermediate tracks.

Bukit Kiara has a various array of track for all capabilities.

T.T.D.I has many track from downhill to XC, for all capabilities too

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Mountain Biking

How important is it for mountain bikes to be made in America?

Really depends on who you ask. Some people care a lot about where their stuff is made, others consider quality, value-for-money and performance to be more important and will buy from wherever they think they've found the best balance.

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Mountain Biking

What is best hardtail mountain bike under 1000?

a 1000 what?

rockhopper comp

marin 17

genesis core 40

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Mountain Biking

What pressure should you pump up tires on a mountain bike?

For trail riding with tires containing tubes, 30-35 psi is a good pressure to give you some traction while not risking a pinch flat. If you are running tubeless tires with sealant (probably not), anywhere from 20-30 psi is ok, depending on personal preference.

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Mountain Biking

Pacific 24 inch womens quicksilver mountain bike?

And the question is....?

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Mountain Biking

How do you stud mountain bike tires?

With considerable effort, and varying payout. Any improvised studs you can come up with and mount yourself will be of a much softer metal than what's available from the reputable brands.

But if you've got time to spare, and know that you will be staying almost entirely on snow it might be worth the effort.

I'll post a link below, scroll down a bit for instructions.

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Motocross
BMX Bicycles
Mountain Biking

What's the difference in size between a BMX bike and Mountain bike?

BMX are built around 20" wheels while MTBs are usually built around 26" wheels.

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Brake Pads and Rotors
Ford Explorer
Mountain Biking

What disc brake pads fit shimano br-m445 malaysia disc brakes?

Shimano BO1S Resin pads

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Sports
Bicycles
Cycling
Mountain Biking

What is a giant boulder mountain bike worth?

I bought my 2009 Giant Boulder Mountain bike for $319 in Dallas. The Giant website says the average price is about $275, but varies due to shipping costs.

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Digital Cameras
Cameras
Acronyms & Abbreviations
Mountain Biking

What does ISO stand for in photography?

== == ISO stands for "International Organization for Standardization" and is taken from the Greek word "isos", meaning equal. See www.iso.org. ISO has replaced the older ASA designation.

As for how it relates to film, it is an indicator of the film's sensitivity to light. Light sensitive crystals are an all or nothing proposition. They either react and are subsequently developed, or they do not, and the speed at which they react is the same for any given film. Therefore, if someone tells you it means how fast the film can react, they are technically incorrect. Film speed is more a function of the size of the crystals (grains), but speed is how it's described. The increase in sensitivity is a result of larger grains "grabbing" more light than smaller ones during any given exposure time. If this is difficult to grasp, think of them as tiny buckets gathering light. Larger ones gather more in the same time, thus laying down more image. However, a noticeable increase in the graininess of the image is usually associated with fast film, especially if it is enlarged to any great degree. Also, it is safe to say that doubling the number 400 vs 200) means the film is twice as "fast".

**************** ISO 100 is wonderful for using when there is a good daylight or when you have bright light. ISO 400 is what you would use to photograph when there is low light, like when you are indoors, or at dusk or twilight. Then there are films which have ISO1600 or ISO3200, which you would use also in low light, but these would allow for faster shutter speeds. You need to use a fast shutter speed to freeze any sort of action when you are photographing sports, action or even fast moving wildlife or birds. Usually well over 1/500th of a second. You may need to change your ISO setting to 400 to 800 if you want to use high shutter speeds, on not-so-bright days, that are overcast, cloudy or without sunlight. (note: changing the ISO setting on a digital camera between shots is OK. With film cameras, it is not advisable to use a setting other than what the film calls for unless it is done for the whole roll of film, and then, only if you know what you're doing. Micron)

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Bicycles
Mountain Biking

How do you fix a chain on a seven speed mountain bike?

Apart from cleaning or lubricating, if there is anything wrong with the chain, you don't fix it, you replace it. The replacement must have exactly the same number of links as the original. Since the chain loops through the frame, you will need a chain-breaker tool to do the job (any bike shop). They're not expensive, but they are indispensable.

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Cycling
Mountain Biking

Which is the best value mountain bike under 450 pounds?

'All of them because I've never seen one close to that weight.' Sorry I meant in money (£) not weight - I didn't make it clear. Also I have seen the Carrera Kraken since. Would you recommend this bike. It gets good reviews and seems to be well speced for the price but I don't know whether I would be better off going for a more well known brand. Thanks

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Cycling
Bicycle Racing
Mountain Biking

What is the best hardtail cross country mountain bike make?

There are so many personal preferences involved that it's impossible to give a solid answer to that. Might as well ask which is the prettiest color.

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Mountain Biking
How To

How to mountain bike?

Get on a mountain bike and ride. Not a really good question.

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Bicycles
Mountain Biking

What are the statistics for deaths from mountain bike crashes?

The statistics for death from mountain bike crashes are surprising. It is estimated that approximately two of every two and a half people worldwide will die of a mountain bike crash at some point in their life.

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Bicycles
Mountain Biking

What does durometer refer to in a mountain bike tire?

The hardness of the rubber. Softer rubber gives better grip on rock, but wear faster.

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Mountain Biking

What size is first gear on a mountain bike Is it a big gear or a little gear?

First gear on a bicycle with external/derailer gears is with the chain on the smallest chainwheel(by the pedals) and the biggest sprocket(by the rear wheel).

Answer These terms are often confused, probably because bicycles pre-date automobile transmissions. For anyone who has driven a car, "first gear" is normally associated with the gear that has the most acceleration. For most multi-geared bicycles, the combination of the smallest cog on the front chainring and largest cog on the rear cassette gives the greatest acceleration or power. Using an automotive analogy, this is your first gear.

"Big gear" and "little gear" is a holdover from the Penny Farthing "boneshaker" bicycle in which more speed was gained from each turn of the pedals by making the front wheel larger (ow!). It now refers to the measure of how much chain passes through the gears for each turn of the pedals. A big gear is one that is normally associated with a combination of gears using the large chain ring on the front and a small gear on the rear cassette. A little gear uses a small chain ring on the front and a large sprocket on the rear cassette.

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Motorcycle Buying and Selling
Mountain Biking

Which bike is better Ducati 1098s or Suzuki Hayabusa 1340 if there are other Faster or Better Looking bikes please mention them?

To be honest, the best bike, is the one you like the most. However, the fastest bike is the turbo Hayabusa, over 250MPH, currently the world record holder. For pure aesthetics, the Ducati Desmosedici (road version) is beautiful, well worth a look.

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Bicycles
Mountain Biking

What is the difference between a mountain bike helmet and a road bike helmet?

Usually not much, unless you refer to so-called fullface Moutain Bike helmets with a "bumper" that protrudes in front of the chin to protect it.

Usually a moutain bike helmet has a visor which sometimes can be removed. Reasoning on having a visor? Mountain biking usually meant going into the mountains on a single track and going in and out of the shadows from trees.

So this means usually road bikes don't have visors. Road bikes put your body posture more prone so if you had a visor your vision would be partially blocked.

Road helmets also more aerodynamically streamlined. As far as vents go, they usually have more but are smaller which helps with speed again.

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Bicycles
Mountain Biking

What is a mountain bike roost guard?

Roost guards are aimed at MX riders not MTB riders - they fit over your chest to stop the roost (stones, dirt, etc) from the person in front hitting you. They offer much less protection than full chest protector.

See article:

http://www.motocrossactionmag.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=news&mod=News&mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5F516B4C10&tier=3&nid=57C17AE0DFEA43D7893F36D93335B7DA

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Bicycles
Mountains
Mountain Biking

Is the Marlboro mountain bike made by Fuji a collectible?

No

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Iguanas
Mountain Biking

How do you distinguish year on giant iguana mountain bike?

Your best bet is to head over to www.bikepedia.com, click on Giant bikes and scroll through the years.

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